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# garda-whistleblower - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Enda Kenny tells Fine Gael: 'For Ireland, our best days are up ahead'

Enda Kenny has quoted Einstein and Lincoln in a keynote speech to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin tonight.

# garda-whistleblower - Thursday 27 February, 2014

TD claims garda was warned last whistleblower was “now washing cars in Navan”

John McGuinness says a female garda was warned off pursuing a claim of sexual harassment within the force.

# garda-whistleblower - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

‘Life is complicated’: 11 things we learned from Alan Shatter’s day in the Dáil

Here’s what we learned from a robust and detailed statement from the Minister for Justice in the Dáil this morning…

Shatter: I didn't 'recall or remember' Oliver Connolly's €1k donation when I appointed him

The Justice Minister has also admitted that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was invited, but not directed, to engage in the penalty points investigation, and said there was “fault on both sides”.

In full: Alan Shatter’s statement to the Dáil on the garda whistleblower claims

The Minister for Justice has made a statement in the Dáil this morning.

WATCH: 'This place is a joke, we play games in here' - Mick Wallace slams Shatter

The independent TD launched a scathing attack on the Minister in the Dáil today.

Alan Shatter says none of Micheál Martin's claims are true, denies misleading Dáil

The Minister for Justice has been giving his side of the controversy around allegations from a garda whistleblower in the Dáil this morning.

Shatter warns Micheál Martin not to ‘jump to conclusions’ ahead of Dáil statement

We’ll learn more about what the Justice Minister knew and when he knew when he gives a speech to the Dáil today.

# garda-whistleblower - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

‘Experienced criminal lawyer’ to examine garda whistleblower’s dossier of allegations

Enda Kenny has said the documents from whistleblower Maurice McCabe contain “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”.

Family of murdered Sylvia Roche Kelly 'fear another cover up'

Enda Kenny did not rule out a Commission of Investigation but insists that a report from a Senior Counsel is the most prudent approach to Maurice McCabe’s dossier of allegations.

Alan Shatter to brief Cabinet colleagues on “extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct”

Ministers meet for their usual weekly discussions where Shatter is expected to brief colleagues on the details of correspondence between the Department of Justice and garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe.

'Gardaí who want to come forward must be protected'

Frank McBrearty Jnr says that gardaí have not implemented the reforms suggested in the 2008 Morris Report.

# garda-whistleblower - Friday 21 February, 2014

‘Alan Shatter is somebody who does a very good job’: Cabinet support for embattled minister

Meanwhile, Pat Rabbitte has said that the Shatter “may have been mistaken” when he told the Dáil last year that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe had not cooperated.

# garda-whistleblower - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive?

TheJournal.ie explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.

Taoiseach: I will deal with 'extremely serious allegations of garda misconduct'

Enda Kenny has received material from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin which contains allegations that are “very grave”.

'His situation is untenable': Eight TDs say Alan Shatter should go

The call was made at a press conference in Dublin today.

# garda-whistleblower - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Martin says material sent to Taoiseach concerns 'abduction, assault and ultimately murder'

The Fianna Fáil leader has also said that he does not believe Alan Shatter’s position as Justice Minister is tenable.

# garda-whistleblower - Thursday 13 February, 2014

PAC will ask another Dáil committee if it can release the garda whistleblower transcript

“There is nothing in this transcript that’s going to change the world or blow our minds,” the Public Accounts Committee heard this morning.

# garda-whistleblower - Sunday 9 February, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your Sunday…

Shane Ross insists: 'I'm not looking for or hiding from publicity'

The independent TD now appears determined to force the issue of giving a garda whistleblower a transcript of his evidence to a vote at a PAC meeting next week.

# garda-whistleblower - Friday 7 February, 2014

Mary Lou: 'There's no reason why whistleblower transcript shouldn't be in public domain'

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald said she is “very, very troubled” by the opposition among PAC members to releasing a transcript of testimony given by a garda sergeant to the committee last week.

# garda-whistleblower - Thursday 30 January, 2014

‘He kept saying he loved the guards’: No specifics but garda whistleblower a ‘credible witness’

Sergeant Maurice McCabe gave evidence to TDs for three hours in a behind closed doors session today.

Shane Ross: 'We'll see what the whistleblower says and if there's any reason to keep it private'

Provided there are no defamatory allegations made then the public should hear about what happens behind closed doors at today’s PAC meeting.

# garda-whistleblower - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Callinan: Not in public interest to stop garda whistleblower appearing before PAC

The Garda Commissioner has dropped his threat of possible legal action as the Public Accounts Committee prepares to hear from a serving sergeant tomorrow afternoon.

# garda-whistleblower - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

‘The work of the PAC is not finished’: Whistleblower to give evidence behind closed doors

The committee has decided, without a vote, to press ahead with plans to hear from serving garda sergeant this Thursday.

PAC may hold rare vote as government TDs say penalty points inquiry should be stopped

Justice Minister Alan Shatter asked the Garda Ombudsman to investigate the penalty points controversy last night in light of recent developments.

Column: Shatter's focus is on whistleblowers themselves, rather than their allegations

The investigation into the penalty point controversy is minimising the independence of the Garda Ombudsman: the body won’t have autonomous access to the PULSE system or any remit to examine the Commissioner’s role, writes Mick Wallace TD.

We'll find out later today if a serving garda sergeant will appear before the PAC

But Maurice McCabe’s possible appearance before members of the Public Accounts Committee could yet end-up in the courts.